Showing posts with label Beauty News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beauty News. Show all posts

Thursday

Fleur Fatale by Kim Kardashian review

Kardashian fans will be pleased to hear that Kim Kardashian recently launched her new fragrance. It's  called 'Fleur Fatale' and is her 7th fragrance! Seven fragrances in three years is a great achievement so kudos to her. Fleur Fatale is a very different fragrance compared to her previous ones.






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Tuesday

BOSS Bottled and BOSS Bottled Collector's Edition

BOSS Bottled by Hugo Boss was launched in 1998, and it's still a very popular fragrance. So popular in fact that, they have recently launched a collector's edition of the fragrance encased in a velvet Black bottle. 



The fragrance notes of BOSS Bottled are quite interesting; apple, grapefruit and mint form the top notes whilst geranium, jasmine and patchouli altogether compose the heart notes, which then settle into a set of sensual of woody base notes. 

Monday

Onika by Nicki Minaj fragrance review

Nicki Minaj recently launched her third (main) fragrance, ONIKA and I actually think it's the celebrity fragrance to watch this Autumn/Winter, particularly around Christmas! 

On her new fragrance, Nicki Minaj said: “ONIKA is my birth name; I want to share this personal side with my fans, empowering them to wear the fragrance and flaunt their own uniqueness. Sexiness is powerful – it is about feeling confident, knowing who you are and loving it.” 

Tuesday

GOSH AW14 launch

Earlier tonight I made my way down to the Sanderson Hotel just off Oxford Street to attend the GOSH AW14 launch to check out some of the upcoming products for the Autumn/Winter seasons from Danish cosmetic brand, GOSH. 

I'm a huge fan of GOSH, and have been for years now. None of their products have so far disappointed me, and the quality of them is similar to many premium branded beauty products. 

GOSH really does set the bar high for high-street cosmetic brands, and the quality of GOSH products makes its prices seem very reasonable and affordable. And they are also very good at keeping up with the latest seasonal trends and are constantly bringing out more trendy and innovative products for us. 

Here are some photos that I snapped at the launch. They have some very exciting stuff launching!

Thursday

Britney Spears Fantasy Stage Edition fragrance

Yes- Britney Spears is launching another fragrance. Fantasy Stage is- technically- Britney's 16th fragrance. 16th! It will be launching in the UK in September, and is a must-have for all Britney fans. Everytime I hear that she's launching another fragrance, the Britney fan in me squeals. She will forever continue to reign the celebrity fragrance market.



Fantasy Stage Edition is a repackaged version of the original Fantasy fragrance. It's not a new fragrance- it's just a collector's edition of Fantasy for Britney fans.

Wednesday

Make Up Revolution launch

A brand new cosmetics brand called Make Up Revolution launched today in Superdrug. I went to preview the brand's products last Monday at the St. Martins Lane Hotel near Trafalgar Square. 

The products available include lots of colourful eyeshadows, lipsticks of every colour [including yellow and blue!], and foundations suiting a variety of skin tones. What struck me is how affordable the products are; the lipsticks retail at £1 and nail polishes are £1.50 each!

The eyeshadows are also good dupes of the Urban Decay palettes. I swatched the lipsticks and they're intensely creamy and they pop in colour [even the yellow one was powerful in colour- I was expecting it to be quite sheer]. You can check out Make Up Revolution by clicking here. Here are some photos of the products from the launch:

Eyeshadow Palettes - The one on the right is my fave! [£4 each]

Saturday

GOSH SS14

On Tuesday evening, I was invited down to The Hospital Club in Covent Garden to check out the upcoming launches from GOSH. I'm a big fan of GOSH products; the quality of them exceeds the expected standard of high-street cosmetic brands. 

GOSH are launching an exciting range for this Spring, including some amazing Lip Lacquers, new lipstick shades, Forever Eye Shadow sticks, a 'Prime N Set' powder, and the most gorgeous coloured Frosted Nail Lacquers. The Frosted Nail Lacquers and the quality of the Eyeshadow sticks were very popular amongst the guests. 

I met GOSH's ever-so-talented international make-up artist [for the fourth time!] and she did my make-up using GOSH's latest products, and I had a lovely manicure done.  

I used the GOSH 'Prime N Set' powder on the day of my graduation this week and I was so impressed- my face stayed oil free all day which was brill and meant that I actually looked okay in photos!

Here are some photos I took from the event, and I will posting reviews of some of the products soon!


Sunday

Escada Born in Paradise review!

I was very excited when I found out that Escada was to launch another fragrance in March. Escada's new upcoming fragrance is called 'Born in Paradise' and is the 22nd limited edition fragrance from Escada- wow!

I love Escada fragrances and have never been left disappointed by one so far, and Escada Born in Paradise is no exception. I absolutely loved Escada Cherry in the Air and purchased three bottles of it last summer and I wasn't sure if Escada would launch another fragrance that I would fall in love with again. I review a lot of fragrances and it's not everyday I say this but- I absolutely freaking LOVE this fragrance!
Escada Born in Paradise

Saturday

Rose Quartz fragrance by Alesha Dixon!

I popped along to St Martins Lane Hotel a couple of weeks ago to have a peek of Alesha Dixon's upcoming fragrance, Rose Quartz. I was incredibly excited to hear the news that Alesha was following the footsteps of many other celebs and was to be launching her first ever fragrance, which launches in March. 
Rose Quartz by Alesha Dixon
Prior to this fragrance launch, I had already met her twice and she is honestly the most sweet, down-to-earth person! So I was definitely expecting a sweet fragrance from her.

Of course, the dominant note of the fragrance is rose as she loves crystals and its healing powers, but it's not a typical rose scent. The rose fragrance is gently twisted with delicate notes of grapefruit, musk, amber and bergamot, making the fragrance a sweet floral one. It's quite unique for a celebrity scent too. The fragrance is sweet, but its floral notes do well to not turn into a sickly scent. I will be reviewing her fragrance very soon!
Waiting for Alesha to arrive at her fragrance launch!

Monday

Carmex Crusaders Limited Edition!

Me and Jayna popped over to Selfridges bright and early last Thursday to preview the opening of the new Carmex pop-up shop selling the limited edition Crusaders pot! Carmex has adopted a cute superhero theme and this product is such a great collectable for any of you Carmex lovers! I've used Carmex for many years now so I was very excited to see the limited edition lid.



Sunday

Superdrug Autumn Press Day!

A few weeks ago, I was invited down to Whitfield Street to preview some of Superdrug's upcoming Autumn launches, as well as some existing autumn-worthy products. I feel that Superdrug have really upped their game over the past couple of years by bringing out better quality products, but at the similar (affordable) range of prices. I also found out that all of Superdrug's own brand products are cruelty-free! Here's a little edit of what will be available this Autumn/Christmas at Superdrug: 
Superdrug's new haircare Extracts range to launch in October [to be priced at £1.99]

Friday

A 'White Christmas in New York' with Elizabeth Arden!

On Thursday evening, me and Jayna popped along to Elizabeth Arden's HQ to preview some of their Christmas launches at a 'White Christmas in New York' themed event which was so beautiful and Christmassy, and I'm really excited to show you what will be available in the next upcoming months! 

Elizabeth Arden's iconic 'Red Door' as an entrance to the amazing 'White Christmas in New York' event
Christmas gift sets will be available for Taylor Swift's fragrance (Taylor), Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday', Britney Spears' 'Midnight Fantasy', and Justin Bieber's 'The Key'. These gift sets also come with a personalised recorded ringtone from the celeb, which I think will definitely be a hit with teenagers. 
A picture of celebrity fragrances by Elizabeth Arden
Christmas fragrance gift sets from Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, and Justin Bieber.

Nicki Minaj will also be launching yet another reinterpretation of Pink Friday (called the 'Pink Friday Deluxe Edition) in time for the holiday season. With the upcoming edition being a floral musk with notes of starfruit, mandarin, boysenberry, lotus flower, jasmine petals, caramelized pear, musks and wood- captured in a golden 'Nicki Minaj' style body with black hair, it makes a great Christmas gift for Nicki Minaj fans. Pink Friday was one of the best-selling women's fragrance this year, which is brilliant for a celebrity fragrance. 
A photo of Pink Friday Deluxe fragrance by Nicki Minaj
Special Edition Pink Friday fragrance by Nicki Minaj (RRP: £49 for 100ml- available from November 2013)
As a huge fan of every Britney Spears' fragrance that exists (I literally own every single one!), I was very excited to see that she'll be launching a special 10th Anniversary Edition of her bestselling 'Fantasy' fragrance with the iconic Britney bottle in Black with gold gems. I actually find it hard to believe that it's already been 10 years since the fragrance was first launched. It was one of my staple fragrances as a teenager and it will always be a personal fave. The anniversary bottle also has an inscription from Britney herself personally thanking her fans, so it makes the perfect addition to anyone's Britney Spears fragrance collection- especially mine! 
Britney Spears Fantasy Anniversary bottle
Britney Spears Fantasy Anniversary Edition fragrance with a nice little personal message from Britney herself! (RRP: £29 for 100ml- available from October 2013)

Wednesday

Avon 8-in-1 Eyeshadow Palette: The Nudes!

Avon are launching their 8-in-1 Eyeshadow Palettes later this month, and I'm loving 'The Nudes' one! It's packed with the most amazing nude shades, most of them having a very subtle shimmer to them. 
Avon 8-in-1 Eyeshadow Palette- The Nudes





Tuesday

Avon Colour make-up launch!

On Wednesday, I attended Avon's Colour make-up launch at the Sanderson Hotel where its new products were on display for press and bloggers to have a little preview of. The new collection consists of a load of fab new products including beautiful new shades of Avon's Ultra Colour Lipsticks, a re-design of Avon's Eyeshadow Quad Palettes, as well as introducing Lip Crayons, and 8-in-1 Eyeshadow Palettes.

Avon Colour collection
I was given a product-stuffed goody bag upon leaving, so I'll be very busy this weekend playing around and experimenting with the new collectionI'll defo be blogging about the products- especially the new Lip Crayons as I swatched a few of them on the back of my hand at the launch and they had such a burst of colour to them! Here are some of the photos of the launch:

Avon dressing table

Thursday

GOSH AW13 collection launch!

Last night I attended GOSH's AW13 launch at London's Sanderson Hotel to preview the brand's upcoming launches. GOSH is one of my favourite high-street brands so I had pretty high expectations, and I wasn't disappointed at all. The AW13 collection is complete with CC Creams in 6 shades, a stunning Nail Lacquer collection with a few lovely frosted shades, two mascaras, a selection of smokey-eye eyeliners, and some Velvet Touch Lip Liners.

GOSH AW13 Nail Lacquer collection (Retails at £4.99 each)

Friday

JLS Love Fragrance Launch!

I was luckily invited to JLS's fragrance launch last night where they were launching their second fragrance, Love- at  London's swanky One Mayfair.

Love fragrances were placed all over the venue for everyone to have a sniff off- it smells absolutely divine! It definitely smells like a celebrity fragrance, but with a lovely twist. It's a gorgeous flirty fragrance that's described as a 'Fresh Floriental' fragrance- which is made up with heart notes of Pink Orchid, Rose de Mai, Egyptian Jasmine and Orange Blossom; a base of note of Creamy Musk, Vanilla Pod and Dry Cedarwood; with the top notes consisting of Sicilian Bergamot and White Tea, all captured inside a hot pink bottle! Likewise to the Kiss fragrance, JLS played a vital part in the creation of the scent of the Love fragrance, and what's more- their fragrance was created by renowned perfume designer Azzi Glasser. To be honest, I wasn't expecting too much from this fragrance but I was so proved wrong as I came to find out that Love is totally my type of fragrance!


The boys arrived on stage much to the excitement of all of the press and bloggers and talked about their journey with the Love fragrance. All four of them are even more hot in person! JB told us how the sales and popularity of their debut fragrance Kiss, beat every other celebrity fragrance in the UK- including Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, and Madonna! Pretty cool huh?! They also said 'Heres to the next fragrance', so hopefully they'll launch another one! 

Then me and my sister had the amazing opportunity to actually meet the boys (who were SO lovely) and have a photo taken with them. I'm going to leave you with some photos I took at the launch now so click 'READ MORE' to see them!

Tuesday

Katy Perry nails it again!

Stunner, Katy Perry is well known for her incredibly innovative nail art- who remembers her Russell Brand and her Smurf nails?

However, these weren't the last of it! She's only gone and introduced us to another showcasing of another nail masterpiece- and it shows her political side too.

On Sunday, she Tweeted a pic of her nails with the colour themes of the Republican party, and Barack Obama's face on them (!), that she sported as she sang for the President- aren't they just AMAZING?! She captioned the photo as "Appropriate nails."- I couldn't agree more!
I always said that the best way to express your personality and views is through your nails (whether that's a colour choice, or through nail art)!

I will definitely try my best to replicate these just because of the fact that Katy Perry sported them, I love her and her style, and she's definitely my girl crush.

What do you think?!
XX

Sunday

Avon Arctic Goddess Make-up Launch!

I was invited to Avon's Arctic Goddess make-up launch on Thursday at the super fancy Penthouse Suite at the Mayfair Hotel, which had an amazing star line-up including Pixiwoo, Alesha Dixon, and celebrity manicurist Marian Newman.

Whilst sipping on champagne, we were introduced to Avon's upcoming Arctic Goddess collection which consists of three stunning new Nailwear Pro+ polishes (Arctic Waters, Chilling Teal, and Green Goddess) and a gorgeous Eyeshadow Quad palette called 'Arctic Goddess'.

The collection is made up with frosty colours of blues and greens in order to achieve the colourful, 'icy' look that's perfect for the Winter season. The 'Arctic Goddess' Eyeshadow Quad palette is amazingly pigmented, and Alesha was even sporting it at the launch!
avon artic goddess
AVON ARCTIC GODDESS LAUNCH: Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Quad palettes (the palette in the middle is from the Arctic Goddess collection)




avon artic goddess
AVON ARCTIC GODDESS LAUNCH: Avon Autumn Nailwear Pro+ (The three polishes on the stand are from the Arctic Goddess collection)

Tuesday

Frontcover AW12 Blogger Launch!

Yesterday I attended Frontcover's AW12 Blogger Launch event at the Karine Jackson Hair Salon just off Charing Cross Road to preview their AW12 collection!
Frontcover AW12 Blogger Launch


Frontcover is a make-up brand that may well have made an appearance under your Christmas tree as they create a range of beauty sets/kits to create the latest catwalk and on-trend make-up looks. These beauty sets are incredibly popular around Christmas time.

We played around with the AW12 collection by swatching some bits and having the make-up artist try out some make-up looks on us whilst sipping on some champagne and nibbling on some exclusive Frontcover cupcakes!
Frontcover cup-cakes!

Friday

ghd Pop-up Air Boutique!

ghd Pop-up Air Boutique- taken from ghd's Facebook page
Yesterday I had a blow-dry at ghd's newly launched Pop-up Air Boutique, and I absolutely loved the experience!

My hair was blow-dried and styled by Jo- the education manager at ghd who was absolutely lovely, and most definitely the best and most friendliest stylist I have ever met! I asked for my hair to be waved towards the ends, and Jo very kindly took a picture of the back of my hair with my phone. I was gutted when I had to tie it up for bed that night!